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Author:
Becker, Leonard, ?-1985  Search this
Collector:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Names:
Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation (Nitro (W. Va.))  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (1 box , 5 audiocassete tapes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Oral history
Date:
1976
Summary:
Leonard Becker was a major participant in the development and marketing of Vinyl plastic.
Scope and Contents:
Tapes contain Leonard Becker's recollections regarding the origin and development of vinyl plastic, covering experiments undertaken in conjunction with Union Carbide & Carbon Co., Nitro, W. Va. Tapes contain information on the various stages in production of men's plastic belts, including dipping, extrusion, fabrication, sealing, and cementing.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consists of five cassette tapes recording the reminiscences of Leonard Becker, a major participant in the development and marketing of Vinyl plastic.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Leonard Becker, through J. Harry DuBois and the Plastics Institute of America, 1978.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Belts (Clothing) -- Plastic  Search this
Plastics  Search this
Vinyl polymers -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history
Citation:
Physical Science Oral History Collection, 1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0248
See more items in:
Physical Science Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0248